USSR Patrol Torpedo Boat PT-8 - No. 915  1/87

USSR Patrol Torpedo Boat PT-8 - No. 915 1/87

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Rare kit from UPC with box artwork by Eidson. The mold origins of this kit are not known. The kit can be motorized but the motor was not furnished with the kit - like virtually all UPC kits. The kit includes battery contacts, metal shaft and prop, switch and switch contacts, wire and U-joint. The plastic parts are molded in dark blue.

UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.